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Cultural anthropologists, due to their understanding of societal backgrounds, customs and ethnicities, also make ideal candidates for interviewing witnesses and those potentially affiliated with a particular crime. The recent publication of Marcel Mauss’s political writings (Mauss 1997) shows how deep-seated this public engagement was for him. The colonial powers, and many anthropologists who were not their nationals, were concerned primarily with stability, with gradual change, and therefore with the preservation of indigenous institutions.

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